Despite the reality that there has been an epic attack on women's reproductive rights, the notion that there just might be a GOP "war on women" is denied by the right wing and several Fox News folks. Meanwhile, one unaffiliated Democratic advisor, NOT connected to the DNC, suggested that Ann Romney isn't qualified to speak about women's economic issues because she never actually worked outside the home and all hell has broken loose with accusations by the Romney campaign and Fox News that the Democratic Party is attacking the blessed GOP holy mother Ann. Got hyperbole?
After Hillary Rosen made the comment on CNN, team Romney immediately went into full battle mode. In a series of tweets, the Romney campaign's efforts to connect Rosen with the Obama campaign included the lie that Rosen is an Obama advisor. She's not. She's not connected to the campaign in any way. Enter, stage right, Fox News which has a great, big lede headline, complete with photo of the Romney brood, that reads "Dem Advisor Charges Ann Romney Has 'Never Worked a Day in Her Life." Fox Nation advances the lie about this being a Democratic plot in their screaming lede: "Dems Declare War on Ann Romney, Mother of Five." They link to a right wing site that doesn't mention, as does the Fox website, that Dem. David Axelrod said that Rosen's comments were "inappropriate and offensive." Fox radio's Todd Starnes says that "the Democrats Declare War on Stay at Home Moms." Again - one comment by a Democrat that merely suggested that Ann Romney's experience as a full time housewife doesn't get her credility on economic issues. But hey, as George Constanza said, "it's not a lie if you believe it!"
And as the "church lady" would say, "isn't it special" that Fox "News" is rushing to the defense of Ann Romney by advancing the Romney campaign strategy of smearing all Democrats (which would include Obama's campaign manager who disagreed with Rosen's comment) by association. Is it possible that Fox News is coordinating its media strategy with the Romney campaign? Nah, Fox News is "fair & balanced" so that would never happen. Ya think!
The president’s a stand-up guy on women’s issues, and don’t think we’re not taking notes. I know a LOT of women who remember Romney jumping on the “Sandra Fluke’s a slut!” bandwagon… we’ll stand by Ann, but we know EXACTLY what this says about the “man” she’s married to.
Especially since he’s trying to turn the support for his wife into votes.
THAT type of living is just a bit different from what the children of NON-millionaires have to do when THEY, through no fault of their own, get into some desperate financial straits.
I’d be further willing to bet that Ann didn’t do ALL the child-rearing and housekeeping ON HER OWN. (Of course, Ann’s not going to admit to that—especially after her outrage at being criticized for being a “stay-at-home mom”—and I strongly doubt that any of the Romney kids would admit that mom had some “help” while taking care of them.) BUT, even if she actually DID do all the traditional “stay-at-home” duties, she still doesn’t have any experience with the economic realities of the overwhelming majority of “stay-at-home” moms. It’s so funny that the GOP rarely hesitates to criticize working moms (those who work outside the home for a paycheck), and even moreso SINGLE working moms, but let a “stay-at-home” mom who’s married to a multimillionaire be criticized for not understanding the harsh economic realities faced by MOST “stay-at-home” moms and the GOP goes out of their collective mind.
A little less than halfway through it, he laughibly justified himself with that Ann Romney is apparently the only virtuous woman on the planet, so how dare people criticize her about anything. Have a listen:
1 â sexually harass fellow employee
2 â incitement leading to murder
3 â influencing NY police re. his squalid marital breakup
4 â suggest raped women get what theyâre asking for
5 â suggested sexually abused 10 year old enjoyed it
6 â reported black people are almost human after all